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Ed Webb Ingall
Forming a Resident’s Association

2020

Overview

Grand Union is working with filmmaker Ed Webb Ingall to develop a new project exploring the role of video in response to the UK housing crisis. Holding a series of meetings, screenings and workshops, together, we will connect a national network of community and activist organisations with galleries and museums. Our aim is to co-produce a ‘tool-kit’ of resources to share our findings across these cultural and community partnerships.

This network will be formed between social justice and grassroots activist organisations in each of the following cities: Birmingham (Grand Union), Nottingham (Nottingham Contemporary), Glasgow (LUX Scotland) and Liverpool.

Birmingham, like so many city centres in an era of post-industrialisation, has become increasingly polarised, separated by those who ‘have’ and those who ‘do not’, some profit from privilege and wealth, whilst there are those who are really struggling to survive. This project is rooted in the idea that art can be a tool for social change, but only when embedded within communities, with and for them.

Please do get in touch with us if you would like to get involved or find out more.